I am a Biomedical Innovation Professor and the founder of PhD Source LLC. I completed my PhD at the University of Notre Dame in the Orthopedic Research Lab investigating the role of bone marrow cells in sensing mechanical stimuli and their overall role in bone health. Always knowing that I enjoyed mentoring and initiating projects, I stayed the path to become a professor. I received a NIH fellowship to study at NYU in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and worked on animal models of osteoarthritis. During those 2 years at NYU, I was exposed to careers outside of academics. With a robust postdoctoral program, I took courses in pharmaceutical drug development, biomedical entrepreneurship, and many in the business of science. In these 2 years I also advocated for science by lobbying to the New York and Mississippi Senatorial offices to increase the NIH budget. From there I had the opportunity to tour the NIH facility in Bethesda, MD.
After my postdoc advisor did not get tenure and moved on, and my professor applications landed me first round interviews but without a strong research plan, did not land me a tenure track faculty job, I decided to transition my experiences to industry. I got a Venture Research and Consulting Fellowship position to work at the NYU Fund and Leslie E-Labs to be a consultant, working on reports investigating the market and technical viability projects within NYU. This experience helped me transition into Medical Communications working as a medical writer in oncology and gastroenterology in New York City. Afterwards, I moved into a biotech startup, started PhD Source LLC.
** #Founder of ranked PhD website - PhD Source LLC #Recipient of $230,000 in grants #H-index of 7 #Published in Nature Communications #Certified in Business of Science #Entrepreneur, Biotech, Scientist, and Medical Communications #Expert in PhD Career Transitions #Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneur and Innovation